Indian Journal of Transplantation

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 355--360

Pediatric renal transplantation in Southern Saudi Arabia: A single-center retrospective study


Hany M El Hennawy1, Ahmed Al Hashemy2, Abdullah S Al Faifi1, Omar Safar3, Mahmoud Ali Obeid4, Mohamed A Gomaa5, Ayed Alkhalaqi5, Mashair Babiker5, Abdelaziz A Abdelaziz6, Rawa M Al Humaid1, Mohammad F Zaitoun7, Khalid A AlAlsheikh5 
1 Department of Surgery, Section of Transplantation, Armed Forces Hospitals Southern Region, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Surgery, Section of Transplantation, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Urology, Armed Forces Hospitals Southern Region, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Transplant Surgery, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Pediatric Nephrology, Armed Forces Hospitals Southern Region, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia
6 Department of Nephrology, Armed Forces Hospitals Southern Region, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia
7 Department of Pharmacy, Armed Forces Hospitals Southern Region, Khamis Mushayt, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hany M El Hennawy
Department of Surgery, Section of Transplantation, Armed Forces Hospitals Southern Region, Khamis Mushayt - 101
Saudi Arabia

Background: The outcome of pediatric renal transplantation (RT) has improved over the last decades. Aims and Objectives: To study the outcome of pediatric transplantation at our center including patient and graft survival, acute rejection, and surgical complications. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of pediatric RT outcomes at the only transplant center in Southern Saudi Arabia. Results: between 11/2013 till 03/2020, 63 RT were performed in pediatric recipients 2 through 18 years of age (mean 11.7 ± 3.75) including 43 patients (68.2%) aged 14 and younger. Average BMI-height-age-z were 66.05 ± 6.65 percentile. 49 patients (77.7%) received kidneys from adult living donors (LD), 8(16%) were unrelated donors.41% had preemptive KT. The commonest known etiologies of ESRD were focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, Post Urethral valve, and dysplastic kidney (9.5% each). Thymoglobulin and Basiliximab were used as induction therapy in 37 (58.7%) and 26 (41.3%) patients respectively. With a mean follow-up of 80 months, 1-year and 5-year graft survival rates for LD and deceased donors were (97.2%, 86.4%) and (96.4%, 76%) respectively. 1-year and 5-year patients survival rates were 100%. Conclusions: pediatric renal transplantation outcome at our center, despite the low volume of cases, is encouraging.


How to cite this article:
El Hennawy HM, Al Hashemy A, Al Faifi AS, Safar O, Obeid MA, Gomaa MA, Alkhalaqi A, Babiker M, Abdelaziz AA, Al Humaid RM, Zaitoun MF, AlAlsheikh KA. Pediatric renal transplantation in Southern Saudi Arabia: A single-center retrospective study.Indian J Transplant 2022;16:355-360


How to cite this URL:
El Hennawy HM, Al Hashemy A, Al Faifi AS, Safar O, Obeid MA, Gomaa MA, Alkhalaqi A, Babiker M, Abdelaziz AA, Al Humaid RM, Zaitoun MF, AlAlsheikh KA. Pediatric renal transplantation in Southern Saudi Arabia: A single-center retrospective study. Indian J Transplant [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 3 ];16:355-360
Available from: https://www.ijtonline.in/article.asp?issn=2212-0017;year=2022;volume=16;issue=4;spage=355;epage=360;aulast=El;type=0